Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Best Stay-At-Home New Year's Eve Party Ideas

Christmas is known to be one of the happiest holidays of the year, but with all of that excitement and anticipation follows much exhaustion. Traveling, cookie consumption, work parties, and family gatherings may have you longing to end the year with relaxation. Why deal with going out to more parties on New Year’s Eve when you can have just as much fun in your own home, without the traffic and chaos? This year, try out some of these ideas and throw your own New Year’s Eve party without leaving the comfort of your house!

Throw A Game Night!
What better way to bring together friends and family than to compete in a variety of games? Make a game night out of your New Year’s Eve party and unearth some oldies but goodies! Queue the nostalgia and feeling like a kid again with some of the classic games. If you’re not a fan of board games, then try out different multiplayer video games like Super Smash Bros.! Want to move around and take the competition to the next level? Make your own episode of Minute-To-Win-It with homemade versions of your favorite games. The choices are endless, so make your night special and one to remember!

Karaoke and Dance Party!
Bring all the fun of a bar or nightclub to your own living room! If you’re the type of person who loves the nightlife and everything it brings, then get yourself a karaoke set and prepare your guests for a dance party of the ages. Take turns singing the classics or current hits, and your audience can dance along until the clock strikes midnight. The best part - you don’t have to worry about strangers judging your performance! Spend this New Year’s Eve with friends and family who are just as good or bad as you are!

Movie or TV Show Marathon!
Do you love movies based around the holiday you’re celebrating? Do you have a new series that you’ve been meaning to catch up on? There’s nothing more relaxing than to spend the night chilling in your home theater and watching something new! Invite your friends and family to enjoy your new Seatcraft chairs and treat yourself to some television therapy. Grab some popcorn and wine to make the experience even more fun! Need some New Year’s Eve movies to watch throughout the night? Check out movies like:

  • When Harry Met Sally 
  • After the Thin Man 
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary 
  • New Year’s Eve 
  • 200 Cigarettes 
  • Waiting to Exhale 
  • Boogie Nights 
  • The Poseidon Adventure 

There are so many options that any genre of movie lover will enjoy discovering their new, New Year’s favorite!

Costume / Theme Party!
Who says costumes just have to be for Halloween? Everyone loves parties where they can be someone completely different! Ring in the New Year by dressing up as your favorite character, or by celebrating a past decade. Step your theme up a notch by celebrating popular trends from the past year, so everyone can come together and share what they loved most! Commemorate your party and everyone’s amazing costumes by incorporating a large photo booth, filled with wigs, signs, and other props that will bring an extra layer of fun to your photo albums. It’ll be a party that no one will forget!

Casino Night!
Why spend so much money on a trip to Las Vegas when you can bring the casino to your living room? Invest in a poker table and take on the roll of dealer while your friends throw their money into the pot. Don’t want to bring money into it? Go with a classic, family friendly version and bet on candy or cookies! Try out different combinations of card games and rules, and just have fun without the worry of losing all your money to the casino!

Family Pajama Party!
Families with children need to have some fun during New Year’s Eve, too! Why not throw your own pajama party that your kids will love? Lounge around in your favorite and most comfortable pajamas, order some pizza, and watch some of your favorite family movies with the kids. Make the party more memorable by building a pillow fort or setting up an ice cream sundae bar! Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like a kid again. Finish out the year without the burdens of adulthood and just enjoy time with the ones you love most.

Cocktail Party!
Do you love the finer things in life and want to finish out the year in style? Consider throwing a fancy cocktail party! Invite your friends over for a lavish party, complete with formal attire and specialty cocktails! Hire a bartender or experiment with your own skills to make amazing drinks you don’t have to fight the crowd or break the bank. It’s all the fun of a high-class bar in the comfort of your home! Sip on the drinks inside your home theater and watch the ball drop while you reminisce and gossip with all your friends! No one says that staying at home can’t also be a classy affair.

Mystery Dinner Party!
Throw a party that incorporates mystery, fun, and activity that everyone can enjoy! This classic party theme is one that will not go out of style any time soon. Take your guests on an adventure as their classy dinner party turns sinister and they have to scour the house for clues to solve the mystery at hand. One of the most classic themes would be the “murder” of a guest, but you can get creative and take the mystery wherever you please! It is your party, so make it one unique and all your guests will be invested in!

New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past year and ring in a new one on a joyous note, so plan a party that no one will soon forget! If you need to take your setup to the next level, go to Seatcraft.com and design your home theater or living room with the best seats! Bring comfort and style into your New Year, and many more New Years to come!

Friday, December 15, 2017

20 Best Holiday Movies to Stream

It can’t be denied. Christmas is THE best time of year! From cookies and gifts to snow and hot chocolate, there is much to enjoy every year the holiday comes around! Christmas is also the time that families gather together and there’s nothing better than settling down in your home theater to replay some of your holiday favorites. Stuck on which movie to watch? Strap in and sit back - we have created the perfect list of holiday films for the entire family to enjoy!

Elf (2003) PG

There’s nothing better than a movie you can watch repeated each year and still find yourself smiling at the end (like you didn’t know how it was going to end). In this family comedy, a grown man who was raised as an elf in the North Pole travels to New York in the search of his biological father.

This Christmas, he will teach everyone around him the power of friendship, love, and holiday cheer. Gather your loved ones in front of the television, find it on Amazon video, and get ready for a feel-good flick you’ll want to watch again next year.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) PG

Not everyone likes the happy, Hallmark vibes that so many Christmas films offer, so why not switch it up this holiday season and watch a movie that’s out-of-the-ordinary, but still a lot of fun? In this film, the king of Halloween Town gets bored of his traditions, discovers Christmas, and tries to take it over. It’s a movie you can watch both in October and December, and it will give you the same joy in both instances. If you’re a fan of Tim Burton or his style, then why not check it out on Netflix this Christmas?

The Santa Clause (1994) PG

Do you or the kids ever wonder how someone could become Santa Claus? Discover many Christmas secrets in this movie where a man accidentally knocks Santa off his roof on Christmas Eve and has to take his place. It’s a sweet family flick that doesn’t cross the line into overly goofy like the sequels do, so it’s just perfect for parents who want to snuggle in close on a Seatcraft Genesis Theater Sofa with the kiddos and just relax. Check it out on Netflix before Santa comes and goes!

Home Alone (1990) PG

Release your inner child and be prepared to laugh out loud with your kids while watching Home Alone! In this film, a young boy is forgotten at home when his family goes on Christmas vacation and has to fight off burglars who have targeted his house. It is absurd, pretty unbelievable, but still charming enough for us to tune in every year. You can find this gem on HBO Go!

A Christmas Story (1983) PG

Nothing whacky or outrageous here-- just a boy who desires a toy. This film takes a classic approach to the concept of Christmas, and follows a boy in the 1940’s who wants nothing more than a BB gun for Christmas. To take things to another level, he also tries to convince everyone around him that he deserves it. If you’re the type who just wants to take the holiday back to the good ‘ole days, then this deserves a watch. Stream it on Amazon Video and have a fun, relaxing experience!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) PG

It’s the remake of a classic Dr. Seuss tale that everyone seems to love! Watch as a green grinch sets out on a mission to ruin Christmas for everyone in Whoville. Even though it doesn’t have Thurl Ravenscroft’s amazing vocals throughout, the movie still maintains the spirit of the original and steps it up a notch for the younger generation to enjoy. You can find this film on Netflix now!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) TV-G

When you think of Christmas, one of the first images that pops in your head is a certain young reindeer with a red nose. It’s a classic image that is here to stay! In this TV movie, a misfit reindeer strives to find a place that he and his friends can belong.

The animation isn’t as clean as it is today, but it’s the stop-motion that makes us continue to love it even after all these years. You can view this movie on Amazon Video.

Bad Santa (2003) R

Even adults deserve a Christmas movie they can watch after the kids have gone to bed. In this not-so-family film, a conman and his partner pose as Santa and an elf in order to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. If you’re the type of person who isn’t a fan of the constant Christmas cheer, then watch the holiday fall apart in a hilarious way! You can stream this movie on HBO Go and Hulu.

Jingle All The Way (1996) PG

Are you not a fan of the crazy commercialism that is attached to the holiday? Neither does this movie, so it’s something you can connect with! In this film, a father travels all over town and fights the crowds to find a promised, sold-out action figure for his son. Even though it was considered a disappointment when it came out, it is the harsh reality of the holiday season and overall spirit that makes it on our must-watch lists. Watch it on Amazon Video today!

Four Christmases (2008) PG-13

Not everyone likes all that travelling during the holidays to visit family they don’t necessarily get along with. If that describes you, then choose the movie that perfectly embodies the dysfunctional family drama that everyone encounters. A couple is forced to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas day. Every awkward encounter that you can think of happens, but it still holds the charm that only a Christmas movie could have. It can be streamed on Amazon Video today.

Die Hard (1988) R

If it takes place during Christmas, then it is technically a Christmas movie, right? Bring more action into your home during the holiday with a movie that follows action hero, Bruce Willis, as he tries to save his kidnapped wife from a terrorist during a Christmas party. It’s a movie perfect for date nights any time of the year, but make it special this Christmas by snuggling up with your partner in a Seatcraft Swivel Cuddle Couch. Take in all the action by streaming it through Amazon Video!

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) PG

You can’t go wrong with a true holiday classic! In this black and white film, a young lawyer decides to defend a nice, old man who was institutionalized for claiming to be Santa Claus. The purity of this film is something that many newer Christmas movies just don’t have, so if you want to be transported to simpler times, this is the movie to watch. You can stream it on Amazon Video this holiday season.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) PG

This movie is considered the number one Christmas movie of all time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out! In this film, an angel is sent to show a frustrated businessman what life would be like if he never existed. This is something to watch if you want to give yourself a new appreciation for all the ups and downs that come with life, so stream it on Amazon Video this season and soak in all the good feelings.

Christmas With The Kranks (2004) PG

If you’re the type who doesn’t like to go through the trouble of fulfilling Christmas obligations and celebrations, then skip it with the Kranks! This movie is about a family who decides to go on a cruise instead of celebrate Christmas, but then scramble to put the holiday back together when their daughter decides to come home. It highlights the craziness of the holiday, but also the importance of coming together with friends and family. You can stream it now on Amazon Video and Hulu.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) PG-13

Ever had your holiday plans fall apart miserably? Yeah? Well then you’ll relate to the characters of the National Lampoon movies. In this one, the Griswold family’s plans for Christmas fall apart in disastrous ways. It’s a comedy of errors that comes together into a holiday classic. You can stream it today on Amazon Video.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) TV-G

Even though it’s not a long movie, it is still a Christmas special that so many people grew up with, and needs to reach the next generation. Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas outside of all the commercialism around him. Charlie Brown is a character that all kids love and has graced our screens for each holiday, so it is a must to include him during Christmas festivities. You can stream it now on ABC Go.

Scrooged (1988) PG-13

The iconic tale of Scrooge comes to life again in a comedic form! In this version, a selfish and cynical TV executive is haunted by the three ghosts of Christmas and learns their valuable lessons. It’s the type of movie that teaches us to be the best person we can be, and will always put us into the holiday mood. It can be streamed on Netflix now.

The Polar Express (2004) G

Beautiful and genuinely brilliant movies don’t always have to be ones made long ago. In this film, children everywhere can follow a young boy as he embarks on an adventure to the North Pole, where he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. This film definitely does the original book justice in this adaptation, and the amazing visuals bring us Christmas cheer in many different ways. It can be streamed today on Amazon Video.

Gremlins (1984) PG

Just like with Die Hard, not all Christmas movies have to follow the traditional holiday formula. In this, a boy receives a unique pet as a Christmas gift, but breaks the important rules that come with it and unleashes monsters into his town.This movie mixes comedy with horror to bring us an experience as unique as a gremlin itself, and that knowledge is what caused it to become beloved. It can be streamed on Amazon Video this holiday season.

White Christmas (1954) NR

We can’t end a Christmas list without including some Bing Crosby into the mix! In this film, two song-and-dance teams come together to save a failing inn that belongs to their former commanding general. It is a musical that can put even the biggest scrooge in the holiday spirit, and we can’t help but fall in love with Bing Crosby’s voice. This film can be streamed on Netflix today!

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without these amazing holiday movies, along with the comfort and style that only Seatcraft can bring to your home theater! Bring the family together this holiday season for the perfect Christmas you’ll want to become a tradition!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Finding the Right Home Theater Seat for Your Home

When setting up your ultimate home theater, you have to decide on a focal point - the TV/screen, the decor, or the seats? What’s it going to be? Of course in our minds, it’s all about the seats - after all, that’s where you’ll be planted for the next two hours as you catch up on the latest Marvel movie release! There are so many factors to consider, from the size to the style and ultimately the cost, that the idea of searching through the infinite possibilities is just overwhelming! Where do you even begin?! Don’t worry, readers, we are here to break down the search and decision process so your time is saved, and your mind is put at ease. First things first, you have to measure your home theater for dimensions. There’s nothing worse than choosing the seat of your dreams, only to get it home and realize that it is too big or small for the room!

What you’ll need to do is calculate the dimensions of your room, and what size of seat will best fit within those walls. You’ll want to make sure that there will be enough room around the theater seats for you and your guests to walk around comfortably, and that you place the seats in the perfect position to receive the best image from the television and perfect sound quality. It’s like they say, just like with real estate, it’s about location, location, location. So, make sure that your home theater and seats are in the perfect location!
The next step: Deciding how many you want and can accommodate in your space. It may seem like a small detail, but it helps determine the size and style of the seats, and how many you’ll need. If you’re the type of person who likes to reserve your home theater to close friends and family, then don’t spend money on a large quantity of seats and just keep it simple.

Go small and keep your theater nice and cozy for the entire party. Maybe try out cuddle seats for a totally different viewing experience! If you love to invite large groups of people over to your home and want a theater that can contain all their energy, then you’ll want to invest in the larger seats. Bring the entire gang together with Seatcraft sectionals or a few rows of your favorite Seatcraft chairs!

Ready to discover your inner designer? Seatcraft makes it easy to select your chairs and then custom design to fit your taste and budget! Choose from a wide variety of colors, finishes, leather, and upholstery! If your guests are the type to spill snacks and make a mess, try looking into vinyl and leather! They are more durable than fabric and are stain resistant! If you want a softer feel and the extra touch of comfort, fabric covered chairs will be the way to go.

Now, it is time to decide which extra amenities you want to be added onto your seats. Why limit yourself to a standard chair when you can take your seats to the next level of comfort and design?

There are many extras to choose from - like storage areas, cupholders, neck pillows, USB charging stations, and even refreshment consoles! The chair of your choice can also be altered to include lights inside the cup holders and underneath the seats, the option to recline, and can even include a separate ottoman or foot stool. Don’t be afraid to splurge a little on extra convenience and comfort!

In the end, for many, it’s all about budget. Figure out priorities and go from there. Building a beautiful home theater room doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of planning, installation, and design involved. 4Seating.com and Seatcraft have created a great relationship where comfort and affordability meet to build lasting and loyal relationships with our customers. Design the seats for your home theater while saving a little mula along the way. Quality and dependability are what we’re built on!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Creating Your Own Man Cave Haven

Looking to regain a space in your house that is reserved for sports, gaming, and movies only? It’s definitely time to start designing your in-home getaway! Whether you’re hanging with the guys with the game on in the background or having a video game marathon, a man cave haven is necessary. To get down to business, figure out your focal point (projector, big screen, seating, etc.), select a neutral color, add in your favorite team’s memorabilia, posters, and more! Before you know it, you’ll be reclining with a beer in hand listening to Carrie Understood sing the intro to Sunday Night Football. We’re here to help organize your ideas so you can build the perfect room and ensure that you never miss a game and a party never comes up stale.
The Sports Fan
When you hear the words “man cave,” one of the first things you think of is a room completely decked out in sports memorabilia. We think that too, and that’s why the sports fan man cave is the dream for all of you super fans out there. This design from Homestratosphere.com brings together comfort, technology, and the love of the game. You can make this room your own by choosing which sport you want the room to embody and pump it up with all of your favorite team’s memorabilia.  Kick it up a notch with Seatcraft Grenada Front Row Seating, and bring the stadium home so you can enjoy the ultimate comfort and convenience during your game-watching experience.

The Movie Mogul
Consider yourself a movie buff? Create a space that is sleek and stylish, personalized around your love for a specific franchise.  This design by Benjamin Andrew Construction Co. shows the simplicity of a man cave cinema based around Star Wars, but if your tastes run more towards DC or Marvel Comics, the options are endless! Just make sure you place the right theater seats to bring the whole design together, like the Seatcraft Regis Home Theater Seating, complete with regal tassels and old Hollywood glamour. Your room should be as fun and exciting as the movies you sit down to enjoy!

The Bar Hopper
Gone are the days of coming home to change and heading back to your local bar to watch the big game. Kick back with a cold one in your own custom designed bar.  First seen on the Georgia Outpost News Forum, this complete man cave bar brings in the rustic authenticity of the classic neighborhood bar from around the corner. Line the walls with a wide selection of top shelf alcohol and set up a big screen television to bring the whole room together. If you have the room, splurge on a pool table or dart board for the perfect authentic feel!

The Gamer Cave
Are you a hardcore gamer that just doesn’t have enough space in the family room for all of your consoles or to contain your excitable LAN teammates? Why not make yourself a man cave completely devoted to your love for video games? This design from Homerestored.com has all the technology and atmosphere that a gamer could want, and has plenty of space for many people to play many games. Stock your game room with all of your consoles, games, and multiple televisions so that your friends can all have their own screen. Throw in a few of your favorite gaming posters and decorations to complete the room!  When it comes to the comfort of your seating, the Seatcraft Madison Home Media Sectional will allow you and all of your friends to sit in luxury while you battle each other. It’s the perfect setup!

Hunter’s Paradise
Do you know who needs a place to relax and show off their passion the most? Hunters. If you’re a hunter that needs your own special man cave to show off your prize buck and just unwind with a beer, then this design from Dudeliving is for you! Turn your man cave into a classic hunting log cabin stocked with rustic looking furniture, nice fireplace, and, of course, your taxidermied friends.  Take the room up a notch by adding in a cabinet or safe to store all of your guns and other hunting gear. Make it your go-to place to stock up on all your necessities before venturing out into the woods. It will be a place you and all your hunting buddies will flock to after a good hunt (and maybe during the days outside of hunting season).

Still in need of more ideas on how to decorate and build the perfect man cave haven? Make sure to go to 4seating.com to create the perfect getaway with luxury home theater seating, decor, carpet, popcorn machines, and more! Remember to not feel trapped by these specific ideas, and to just go wild with what you want out of your space. Enjoy turning your passions in life into a room where you can express them and truly be yourself. After all, a man needs a place where he can be a man!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Moving in Together? How to Get Rid of His Favored Old Chair

You know what they say, his treasure is her mess! Moving in together is a big step in any relationship, but it can also be tricky. Is his favorite, old chair clashing with your fuzzy throw pillows? Don’t panic. Just scroll down for some easy tips and suggestions on how to build a home as unique as your relationship!

Step 1: Set Some Ground Rules

If you’ve reached the stage in your relationship where you feel ready to move in with your significant other then you should be able to tell them that their TV chair makes it seem like bear with a bad hair day has taken up residence in your living room, right? Absolutely! Just make sure that you are respectful about it. The worst thing you can do is to throw out the words “it’s ugly” because your partner could take that as a personal insult. Instead, use “I” statements. Rephrasing your thoughts into something like, “I don’t like it because I think it doesn’t work with the rest of the room” will drive your same point home while making it less confrontational.

Keep in mind that your significant other might have different interests than you, and those interests will manifest themselves in your home life. If your partner would rather watch TV while you’d prefer to snuggle up with a good book, discuss ways in which you can both be happy. That might mean adding a reading light to your couch or dividing the space up so you can multitask separately. Whatever the solution might be, discussing your differences before they create conflict is a great way to making your transitions into one home go smoothly!

Step 2: Compromise!

Living with someone takes a little bit of patience and a whole lot of compromise, especially when deciding what stays and what goes. Here are some strategies that can help you navigate your way through it!

First of all, decide on a number of items that each one of you are allowed to bring to the mix. This will help both you and your partner narrow everything down to the must-haves you can’t live without. Is your significant other set on displaying the ugly bookcase he bought with his first paycheck? Take a deep breath and let it be. You can take comfort in the fact that your prized collection of succulents will brighten it up! 

Next, tackle all the duplicates. If both of you have nice couches but there’s only room for one in the living room choose the one that best fits the space. In this case, bigger is definitely better! Don’t try and cram two people in furniture that was intended for one. 

In situations where you simply can’t decide whose furniture would be a better fit, sell both sets! Host a garage sale with everything you can’t agree on and whatever else you might not be taking with you to your new home. Use the money you receive to buy something more adaptable to the space (and that you both love). It can even be something that brings you closer together, like a cuddle couch tailored to couples such as yourselves. You can also choose to save the money from your combined garage sale to go on vacation! Moving in together can be stressful, and a small vacation is the perfect way to reconnect and remind yourselves of why you’ve chosen to take this step in your relationship.

Or, if he’s a sports or gaming fanatic, splurge to find him the perfect chair or sectional for complete comfort! Looking for a chair and a chaise? Seatcraft offers an all-in-one option. Meet the Grenada. Complete with a chaiselounger footrest, lighted cupholders, and leather gel, he may not even look up as you explain you’re headed out on your 3rd shopping trip of the week. 

Maybe he’s more into the bells and whistles? You can’t do any better than the Seatcraft Equinox. With adjustable power lumbar, headrest, and recline, it’s love at first seat. If he wants a fully immersive movie and gaming experience, add the SoundShaker and he will see it, hear it, and feel it.

The most important thing when moving in with together is to keep an open mind. Yes, it might feel overwhelming to find someplace to store his abundance of Star Wars figurines but remember that he might be feeling just as overwhelmed by the amount of hair you shed in the shower. It’s a give and take process, so give a little and take your relationship to a whole new level. You can do it!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Creating the Ultimate Sports Fan-Cave

Love sports but don’t have the time to go out to every game? Look no further than the fan-cave, a room that will place you directly in the front row from the comfort of your own home! Follow these four easy steps to create your ultimate sports fan-cave:

Step 1: Flooring

The first step to designing any themed room is finding the right flooring for you. Are you an NFL fan? Consider some astroturf flooring that will transport you and your guests right onto the field. More of a MLB kind of person? No problem! Incorporate a dugout themed rug into your flooring plans to get a similar feel. For the NHL fans, hockey flooring tiles could be a fun way to give your fan-cave an authentic feel. Just be careful not to slip! Did someone say NBA? Look into some wood flooring to show your team spirit. You could also choose to add a basketball themed carpet for a softer feel.

Finally, if you are the ultimate sports fan and are looking to build a fan-cave that reflects all sports, look into more neutral carpeting and tile solutions. You could even select your favorite team colors to make the room your own!

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Step 2: Walls

There are many directions you could go in when it comes to choosing your walls’ color scheme. If your flooring is rather neutral, you might want to go with team colors on the walls! For the football fans, a green wall could even be marked with white lines to mimic a football field. Another option could be to select an iconic sports image and turn it into a wall mural! Or, add life-size wall stickers of your favorite players. This would be a fun way to amp up your game day spirit.

Step 3: Furniture

The right furniture is essential to any fan-cave, especially seating! Find the right seating for your room size and style by determining how many seats you would need and which colors you’d like to use. If you are looking for a classic look with leather, the Seatcraft Vader home theater seating might be right for you. This option is particular popular for it’s wallhugger seating that can be placed directly against most walls. It can also hold tray tables that are perfect for game day snacking. Another great option for seating is the Seatcraft Seville Recliner. Attach a SoundShaker seat vibration kit and bring the game to life!  The kit receives a wireless audio signal which tells your seat transducer when to vibrate.

Another important piece in your fan-cave is a screen! Whether you prefer a flat screen TV or projector, this item will be the centerpiece of your room so choose wisely.

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Last but not least, spice up your fan-cave with some fun games for everyone. Add a pool or foosball table to keep the good times rolling even through commercial breaks. You could also add basketball hoops or a couple of small goal posts if you’ve got some wide, empty spaces! For hockey fans, add a couple of pairs of rollerblades and street hockey sticks. This way, not only will you be following the sports events, you’ll be participating in your own!

Step 4: Decor

Final step: decorate, decorate, decorate. Personalize your seating with helpful additions such as a wine glass caddy, LED lighting, or even a tablet holder that are perfect for multitasking. Once that’s done, move onto other domains of decor such as jerseys, autographs, old tickets, and other memorabilia. If you have stairs leading to your fan-cave, replace the railings with baseball bats or hockey sticks! Or, frame your television screens with pictures of your past game days and sports experiences. You could even build a sports bar to complete your fan-cave look!
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Score the ultimate goal by creating a fan-can your friends and family won’t want to miss out on! Not only will it be fun to build, the memories made in it will be just as priceless as the first time you ate a hot dog at a baseball game (and comfier too!).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Best Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween

What is that strange chill in the air? It could be the general fall weather, or, more likely, it is the spooky realization that Halloween is creeping up on us all. Yes, it is the time of year where we feel the need to be scared, especially when it comes to our movie watching. Are you ready to branch out and explore new sources of terror to fill your heart as well as your home theater? Get ready to explore both new and classic horror movies that are guaranteed to give you all the thrills and chills you desire for this Halloween. Sit back, relax, and recline in your favorite Seatcraft home theater seats and get ready for a wild and terrifying evening.

The Babadook (2014) NR

Creepy and ominous monsters are something that can make your movie iconic, and this movie is no exception. In this film, a widowed mother and her fearful son are haunted by a monster that came through the pages of a children’s book with the goal to take over their lives.
Best Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween
Image courtesy of Bloody Disgusting
Slow-building suspense, the sense of dread, and the lack of jump scares are what set this movie apart from others within the genre, and the tactic works excellently to make the audience truly terrified of what could happen next. If you’re a fan of monsters or the paranormal, then this is certainly something worth a watch. You will truly understand that no matter what you do, or where you go, you won’t be able to escape the Babadook.

Alien (1979) R

If the vast unknown of space is what scares you, then you can’t go wrong with the science fiction/ horror classic, Alien. After receiving a distress call from an unknown moon, the crew aboard a space vessel investigate. After disrupting one of the eggs they discover, they leave, only to realize that they brought a dangerous, mysterious life form back on board with them.
Best Horror Movies to Watch this Halloween
Image courtesy of That Was A Bit Mental
This film has quite a lot of memorable and terrifying moments, like the chestburster scene, that come together to make this a classic, and all viewers will remember how scary the alien looked as it stalks throughout the ship, terrorizing the entire crew. There is a reason why it has spawned an entire franchise and made an entire generation fearful of what other lifeforms can be out there.

The Conjuring 1 & 2 (2013/2016) R

The first installment was so terrifying that they just had to make another! These films focus on Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators who are called upon to help families that are terrorized by dark presences.
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The Conjuring has become known as one of the best paranormal franchises of the modern age, due to its background of being a true story, along with horrifying suspense within the cinematography. This horror/mystery/ thriller has spawned an equally terrifying sequel, along with a newly successful spin off series, Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation, and an upcoming spin off, The Nun. If you love your horror movies with a splash of demonic activity, then this franchise is one that you must check out!

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) R

Why not make sure that the horror you see on screen follows you into your dreams? This 80’s classic horror has made a name for itself for a reason, and although the sequels are clearly inferior, the original holds steady as one of the scariest movies made.
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This movie follows several people as they try to stay awake and solve the mystery as to why this disfigured serial killer murders people in their dreams. The face of Freddy Krueger is enough to send a shiver down your spine, but including him in a scenario where you are never save, not even in your dreams, is horrifying. Even though it was a low budget film, we can’t seem to get over how terrifying the effects were, or how scared we were to see that Freddy made such an impression, that we could see him in our own dreams. Who can save you, when you’re asleep?

Sinister (2012) R

Although not the most original horror flick made, we can’t help but be drawn by this supernatural horror/ found footage hybrid. The story follows a true crime writer that moves his family into a house that recently hosted a grisly murder, where he discovers that the killer had tapes of eight other murders that date back to the 1960’s.
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No matter how you feel about the paranormal, you can’t deny how immensely creepy the Bughuul is, and the increasing levels of dread that he brings as the movie goes on. The more tapes that Ellison Oswalt watches, the more he dooms himself and his family to the creature’s murderous wrath, and the more fearful the audience becomes of the idea that the Bughuul can push himself through your own television.

Halloween (1978) R

How can we recommend horror movies to watch on Halloween, without mentioning the most notorious film of them all? This movie defines the holiday by being the epitome of Halloween terror. After fifteen years in an asylum, Michael Myers returns to his hometown to continue his killing where he left off.
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He is the true horror icon behind the holiday, and even though he falls into the same category as A Nightmare on Elm Street in which the sequels are inferior, you just can’t be a Halloween fan without seeing this classic. The dread and creep factor is enhanced as time goes on, and even though the movie lacks blood and gore, which many horror movies overuse, it still holds strong as one of the best horrors ever made. It’s amazing how scared you can get when things are kept clean and simplistic.
Before you settle in your home theater to watch these amazing horrors, check out the SoundShaker Seat Vibration Kit by 4seating.com to enhance your experience. Horror will never be the same after you see (and feel) for yourself how intense it is! Make your Halloween a truly horrific night.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5 Subscription Ideas to Enhance Your Home Theater Experience

There comes times in every person’s week where you just want to take a break from reality and all the busyness to dive into some of your favorite movies and TV shows. Why not kick up your relaxing even a notch and try out a subscription plan for food, drink, streaming services, or even personal items?!. You work hard and deserve to relax “hard,” too. Take a look at some of our favorite subscriptions to enhance your home theater experience!

Do you want all the goodness of the foods you love, but don’t want your waistline to pay the price? How about substituting those snacks for healthier, but equally delicious alternatives? Graze is a monthly subscription where you get to choose from 100+ healthy and wholesome snacks you want delivered to your door and how often. With usually 8 individual sized snacks to a box, you decide whether a box each week, every two weeks, or once a month.

You can shop through their intensive shop categories that will satisfy any craving, and also fulfill whatever health specifications you have. Are you watching your calories or sugar count? They will show you the perfect snacks to help. They also have specialized categories for any occasion, including when you are watching a movie! So, get ready to have all the delicious flavors from your favorite candy and popcorn in new, healthy forms. For those of you who love the lightly salted or black pepper popcorn, you’re in luck, because 4seating.com has both vintage and contemporary popcorn machines that will ensure that each batch is perfectly popped each time, and will also look incredibly stylish in your home theater. All you sweet tooths out there will adore the chocolate pecan pie bags and the salted fudge and peanut cookie assortments. You can’t go wrong with these snacks!

When you join Graze’s subscription, your first box of snacks will be half off, and all others will be $13.99, so you’ll get awesome flavors for pretty cheap. It is the perfect accompaniment for any casual or serious movie going experience.

For all of you wine enthusiasts out there who enjoy sipping on a glass while you watch movies, this could be your perfect subscription. Vinebox is the first ever box subscription that sends you three or six measured amounts of wine straight to your doorstep. All you need to do is order, receive the box, and pour the small tube of wine into your glass. It’s perfect for everyone who wishes they could sample a new wine before they waste money on a bottle they might not enjoy. These wines are specifically chosen from boutique wineries in Europe just to suit your tastes, and if you discover one you love, you have the option of ordering an entire bottle.

The process is very simple: Vinebox has you take a quiz about yourself and your wine preferences, then you choose how many samples of wine you would like per month (either three or six), and finally you decide for how many months you would like this service. It’s so simple! Each wine also comes with tasting notes, a list of recommendations for other wines you might enjoy, and pairings to go with the wine. So, it’s like having a sommelier right by your side.

The subscription boxes start at $25 per month, so while it might cost more than other subscriptions, you will be getting quality wine without overpaying for a bottle that doesn’t do anything for you. Keep that prized glass upright with a wine glass caddy from Seatcraft that connects directly into your theater seat!

It’s time to add a little adventure to your snack menu! Explore food from countries all around the world without ever leaving your home theater. Universal Yums is a subscription service that sends a box of popular, regional snacks from a different country each month. You never know what you’re going to get, so each unboxing is a unique experience. Past boxes include: Colombia, Korea, Mexico, Japan, Austria, and many more. If you’re sad about missing out on a country you’ve been willing to try, don’t worry, for there’s a chance that they will revisit fan favorites in the future.

There are two different boxes that subscribers can choose from: The Yum Box, and the Yum Yum Box. The Yum Box includes 6+ snacks per box and an eight page booklet about the country the snacks are from, along with trivia and games. The Yum Yum Box is very similar, but includes 12+ snacks per box and a 12 page booklet. After you choose how big of a box you want, you can choose to pay for a full year of snacks, or just month to month. There is also free shipping if you live in the USA!

Pricing varies depending on the length of time you want the service along with the size of the box, but the Yum Box starts at around $13-14, and the Yum Yum box starts at $23-25. This service is perfect for those of you who want to try new things and experience new cultures all at the same time, and it will be an amazing addition for your movie or TV watching.

If you’re someone who wants the perfect date night with the one you love, but don’t want to deal with large, annoying crowds of strangers ruining the mood for you, then you might want to check this out. Hello Fresh is a weekly subscription that delivers boxes of fresh, healthy ingredients alongside recipes for you to cook at home. Each ingredient is pre-measured, so all you have to do it follow the directions and add a bit of salt. It is a great solution for everyone who has had a bad restaurant or movie theater experience, or just want to spend a romantic night at home.

All the ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality, so you don’t have to worry about being sold bad produce. The site also offers vegetarian options for those who just don’t like meat, and family meal plans for a couple with kids. Whether you’re using this service for a night with your special someone, or for a family movie night, you will be all set for your dinner needs.

Pricing starts at $9.99 per meal serving, so it’s cheaper than wasting time and gas driving to the grocery store! They will also offer discounts for both your first and second box, along with free delivery. If you’re worried about the food being delivered when you’re not at home, then it’ll ease your mind to know that each package is insulated and 100% recyclable, so contents will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. Can you ask for a better deal?

Streaming Subscriptions
We’ve gone over all the snacks, meals, and drinks that you can get to accompany your home theater experience, but is there something we are missing? Of course! The movies! Are you tired of the collection of DVDs that you’ve watched probably once or twice over, and want to experience something new? Then, why not try out one of these popular streaming services? You’ll be treated to a wide variety of TV shows and movies, some of which you may never have heard of! It will revolutionize everything you know about movie night, and you won’t be sorry for giving it a try.

Netflix: This service is perfect for the viewer that loves original programming. It provides thousands of movies and shows just at the press of a button, and they’re filtering in and out new content each month, so you’ll never run out of things to watch. Pricing starts at $7.99 per month, and supports 1-4 concurrent streams, so you and your family can enjoy your own personalized selections. There isn’t any live TV, but there are also no ads, so that’s something to rejoice over.

Hulu: This service is specialized for the TV lovers out there. Just like Netflix, Hulu has thousands of movies and TV shows you can watch, so you’ll never run out of content. Pricing starts at $7.99 a month, but it only supports one unlimited stream, so everyone will have to share! There is live TV and original programming, but it also has ads, and the ad free service costs extra. If you aren’t bothered by a few ads, then this will be perfect for you!

Amazon Video: This service is perfect for all of you bargain hunters who want that to stretch over to your movie going experience. There are thousands of TV shows and movies at your fingertips, with the option of buying or renting movies from other streaming sources, so there are many cheap and easy options for you. The service supports two concurrent streams, so your very special friend can have their own streaming site if they don’t like what you’re watching. It has plenty of original programming and no live TV, but the lack of ads should make up for it. The service starts at $8.99 a month, so while it’s an extra dollar when compared to Netflix and Hulu, you are getting plenty of content, so it is worth the payment.

There you have it, all of you movie and home theater enthusiasts! You have your fun time snacks, wine, complete meals, and even the sources for your movies that you can combine to create an amazing night for you and the ones you love. Check them all out if you’re interested in enhancing your movie night experiences, and make sure to check out 4seating.com if you are interested in upgrading your home theater room with high quality seating and accessories. You have to sit somewhere! Might as well be in luxury home theater seating!